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Drapery, Valances & Cornice Boards

Nothing adds elegance to a room quite like custom drapery. Add a valance or cornice board, and you take the sophistication to the next level. You can trust the experts at Mr. K’s Fabric Shop to help you design stunning drapery topped with an equally exciting cornice board or valance. Are you unsure what the difference is between the two? Keep reading, and we’ll explain.

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Why Hunter Douglas Drapery?

Design Studio™ Side Panels & Drapery from Hunter Douglas are among the very best drapes available on the market today. The brand holds a reputation for providing premium quality window treatment products. An abundance of options is key to creating custom window treatments, and Hunter Douglas doesn’t disappoint. Achieve the perfect amount of natural light by choosing from a variety of opacities, including blackout and sheer. A light-filtering or room-darkening lining enhances your privacy and light control and helps protect your drapery fabric from fading.

Both side panels and drapery are available in various styles, including two-finger pinch pleat and two-finger European pinch pleat. The fullness is a significant component in the drama of drapery, and all Design Studio Drapes feature a deluxe 2.5x fullness. Custom hardware options offer an alluring finishing touch.

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The Design Studio™ Collection is home to exclusive fabrics from three of today’s leading designers. Rebecca Atwood’s signature watercolor technique revisits traditional patterns, such as damask, and adds a lighter, more linear twist. Contributions from Marcie Bronkar include soft, flowing florals that add a touch of elegance and whimsy to your space. Designs from Seema Krish are inspired by nature and include exclusive embroidery reminiscent of climbing vines.

Drapery, Valances and Cornice Boards, Hunter Douglas Design Studio™ Side Panels & Drapery near Quincy, Illinois (IL)

Adding a Top Treatment

Valances have come a long way since the days of the droopy numbers hanging in your grandmother’s home. Today the only limit to creating a valance is your imagination. They can be minimalist or lofty, subtle, or bold. A valance conceals hardware for a more pleasing aesthetic. Their fabric construction adds an additional touch of softness to a room. You can also change the look of your window treatments by switching out the valance. This saves you both time and money. A valance can also help reduce your energy costs by providing insulation at the top of a window. If you choose a valance made from heavier fabric, it can also help reduce outside noise and create a more tranquil living space.

So, what about cornice boards? You want a cornice board if you’re looking for a top treatment with structure and clean lines. A cornice board is made using solid material, which is typically wood. Cornice boards give your window a grander appearance and are incredibly versatile. While valances tend to look best when paired with drapery, you can add a cornice board to Designer Roller Shades, Vignette® Modern Roman Shades, or sheer shades.

Contacting Mr. K’s Fabric Shop

Are you ready to refresh your home’s window with custom drapery and top treatments? Our team has over 75 years of combined industry experience and will put their expertise to work for you every step of the design process. We offer custom upholstery and bedding and expert measuring and installation services. Call us today at (217) 222-5816 to schedule your consultation. Our showroom is in Quincy, IL, and we are happy to serve Quincy, Carthage, Warsaw, Macomb, Bowen, Mendon, Hamilton, Camp Point, Mt. Sterling, Pittsfield, Barry, Liberty, and Payson, IL; Hannibal, Monroe City, New London, Center, Palmyra, La Grange, Canton, Lewistown, Ewing, Maywood, and Kahoka, MO; Keokuk and Fort Madison, IA.

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